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Help Hope Live in the News

A Selfless Co-Worker, A Mom Who Won’t Give Up, and the Power of Altruistic Donation

With a little help from our  team, Help Hope Live clients are popping up in headlines every month. Check out three standout stories from spring 2017. Freddie Hale: Co-Worker Gives the Ultimate Gift Fighting diabetes, Freddie Hale is undergoing dialysis three days per week for four hours per day – yet he’s still working diligently […]

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Feeling “Blessed,” Raising Thousands, and Finding Hope: Our Clients in the News

Just a few months into 2017, Help Hope Live clients are getting their stories featured in news outlets across the nation. Here are three standout stories of hope. Rachelle Ledbetter: Community Responds to Rare Diagnosis with Resounding Strength In 1968, Rachelle Ledbetter was the first child to be diagnosed with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), a […]

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Clients In The News March 2016

Spring is a season of hope, renewal and rebirth. For these three clients, spring represents a chance to enjoy a healthier, happier future with help from community fundraising. Scott Truran: Veteran Sets Sights On Treatment For Debilitating MS Thirty-nine-year-old Scott Truran was diagnosed with a progressive form of multiple sclerosis in 2011. Before the diagnosis, […]

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A 77-Year-Old Donates A Kidney To Save His Son

On October 15, 2015, 77-year-old Bill Graham, Sr. became the oldest living kidney donor ever recorded at the University of Maryland Medical Center as he donated a kidney to his son and HelpHOPELive client, Andy. The transplant was a lifesaving gift for Andy, who had been fighting end-stage renal disease since 2013. Andy is described […]

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In The News: Mom Recovers From Five-Organ Transplant

Looking at family pictures, you might assume that Melinda Nelson is a typical wife and mother of three. Beneath the surface, her story is anything but ordinary. In September, Melinda underwent a life-changing five-organ transplant to combat a rare illness that made it impossible for her to eat or drink without the assistance of a […]

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Clients In The News October 2015

October brought us falling leaves, pumpkin spice indulgence and autumn fundraising milestones! Here are three compelling client stories featured in the news this month. Matt Collura: Annual 5K Provides Financial And Emotional Benefits In March of 2011, the Collura family, of Monroe Township, N.J. was rocked by a shocking accident: a snowboarding injury left then-28-year-old […]

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